NFL Sunday Week 4 Round-Up & Weeks 1-4 Betting Stats

Monday, 01 October 2018 / Published in Bookie Tips

The New England Patriots finally got back on track, the Saints’ defense stepped it up, and Buffalo came crashing back to earth. Those are just some things that happened during a wild NFL Week 4 Sunday. Check out our round-up along with updated football betting stats!

Sunday, Sep. 23

Buffalo Bills 0 at Green Bay Packers 22 – Buffalo headed into Week 4 off a stunning win against the Minnesota Vikings. Some bettors had been so impressed with Buffalo that they actually backed the Bills at +10. That didn’t work out because while the Vikings had overlooked the Bills, the Packers didn’t.

Detroit Lions 24 at Dallas Cowboys 26 – Dallas utilized a final two-minute drive to knock the nail into Detroit’s coffin. The Lions had a slim chance of making the playoffs this season, anyhow. At least Detroit beat Dallas against the spread, right? The Boys failed to cover after winning by only 2 as a -3 home favorite.

Cincinnati Bengals 37 at Atlanta Falcons 36 – What’s up with Dan Quinn’s defense? The Falcons hired Quinn because he had built the Legion of Boom. Matt Ryan’s playing at an MVP level, but if you consistently must lean on your quarterback to win games for you, well, you won’t win every game. Bengals won on the money line as a +5 dog.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers 10 at Chicago Bears 48 – Chicago quarterback Mitch Trubisky threw 6 TD passes in Da Bears absolute destruction of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. FitzMagic is dead while the rest of Tampa’s team played the way we expected them to when the season started.

Philadelphia Eagles 23 at Tennessee Titans 26 – Call it a lack of enthusiasm, or simply that defenses have caught up, but Philadelphia’s offense just doesn’t have it this season. Tennessee’s a good team, though, which is why the Titans beating Philly straight up as a home dog in overtime doesn’t surprise us.  

New York Jets 12 at Jacksonville Jaguars 31 – Who didn’t see this coming, right? Even though the Jags offered 7.5 points, most sports bettors still pounded the Jaguars. No doubt if you didn’t use your layoff account, you might have been one of hose per head agents who lost a few bucks.

Houston Texans 37 at Indianapolis Colts 34 – Houston beat the Colts as a -1.5 dog specifically because of Frank Reich’s gamble in overtime. No matter. Most sports bettors were split on who might take it once the odds dropped from Colts -3.

Miami Dolphins 7 at New England Patriots 38 – The Pats put all doubt to rest by not only beating up Miami’s defense through the air, Tom Brady tossed 3 TD passes, but also on the ground, rookie running back Sony Michel rushed for over 100 yards.  

Cleveland Browns 42 at Oakland Raiders 45 – The Browns appeared to be in control of the game from the outset. Unfortunately for Cleveland, their great rookie quarterback, Baker Mayfield, fumbled the ball in overtime, which led to the Raiders beating the Browns.

Seattle Seahawks 20 at Arizona Cardinals 17 – Seattle won the game, and they didn’t lose against the spread, but they weren’t all that impressive doing so. At least Josh Rosen had a decent debut. The Seahawks lost Earl Thomas after he broke his leg. Now, Seattle can’t even trade Thomas. Visibly upset, Thomas gave the Seahawks the finger. That has nothing to do with running a sportsbook, but it did make news.  

San Francisco 49’ers 27 at L.A. Chargers 29 – Jimmy Garoppolo didn’t play and the Chargers still struggled to beat the San Francisco 49’ers. This is one game where most online bookies might have wanted to shun their layoff accounts. The Bolts ended up over -10 favorites and close to 70% still favored L.A.

New Orleans Saints 33 at New York Giants 18 – New Orleans provided a great workmanlike win. The Saints used Alvin Kamara’s rushing ability and an enthusiastic defense to keep the Giants from keeping pace. The Saints won most of their games last season by rushing the football and using their defense. Watch out for New Orleans now that they’ve put everything together.

Baltimore Ravens 26 at Pittsburgh Steelers 14 – Can we just admit that the Pittsburgh Steelers miss Le’Veon Bell? Baltimore held Pitt to 19 rushing yards from 11 carries. That’s as bad as it gets. The Ravens again covered the spread while Pittsburgh, again, failed ATS and SU. Pay Bell his money, or trade him for a Round 3 pick, whatever, just do something, Pittsburgh!


Online bookies should have used their layoff accounts on: Green Bay Packers, Chicago Bears, Jacksonville Jaguars, New England Patriots, Oakland Raiders, New Orleans Saints

Bookie agents should have set max money line betting limits on: Cincinnati Bengals, Tennessee Titans, Baltimore Ravens

Things to Keep in Mind to Manage NFL Week 5 Betting

The Oakland Raiders’ defense is atrocious. The Raiders battle the L.A. Chargers in Week 5 in L.A. Right now, 53% favor the Raiders, but if the Bolts’ D plays just okay, L.A. should send Oakland home with a loss.

Carolina and Washington had their bye weeks in Week 4. Carolina battles the Giants as a -6.5 favorite while the Saints are -6.5 favorites against Washington on Monday night.

The New England Patriots rushed for 175 yards in the win over Miami. If the Pats can continue to rush the football, their offense truly will be unstoppable.

Early NFL Week 5 Betting Predictions and Tips

If the Eagles are overplayed, consider not using your layoff account when Philly hosts Minnesota. Definitely set max betting limits on the Vikings to beat the Eagles straight up. Use your layoff account on the Saints, Panthers, and Rams.

NFL Betting Stats Update

Top 5 ATS and Over/Under

  1. Kansas City Chiefs 3-0-0 ATS, 3-0-0 O/U
  2. L.A. Rams 3-1-0 ATS, 2-2-0 O/U
  3. Baltimore Ravens 3-1-0 ATS, 2-2-0 O/U
  4. Chicago Bears 3-1-0 ATS, 2-2-0 O/U
  5. Cincinnati Bengals 3-1-0 ATS, 2-2-0 O/U

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